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What problems can happen after LASIK?

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Most people who have LASIK are happy with the results. But there are some possible drawbacks to LASIK:

  • The procedure could over- or under-correct your vision, which will need surgery.
  • You may see a glare around lights at night.
  • Your eyes may be drier.
  • If you’re age 40 or older, you may still have to wear reading glasses. You can avoid this with a monovision technique that focuses one eye for distance and the other eye for near vision. You might think this would be confusing, but most people adjust easily. You can wear contact lenses or handheld lenses to see what it’ll be like before you get the surgery.

From: Astigmatism Diagnosis and Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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Bradford, C (Editor) . American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2004.  Basic Ophthalmology

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “What Is Astigmatism?” and “What Causes Astigmatism?”

National Eye Institute: “Facts About Astigmatism.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on September 09, 2018

SOURCES: 

Bradford, C (Editor) . American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2004.  Basic Ophthalmology

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “What Is Astigmatism?” and “What Causes Astigmatism?”

National Eye Institute: “Facts About Astigmatism.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on September 09, 2018

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